Teen Suspect Arrested In Fatal West Seattle Stabbing

Seattle police booked a 19-year-old man into the King County Jail this afternoon in connection with last night’s fatal stabbing in West Seattle, a department source tells Seattlecrime.com.

Officers were dispatched to a West Seattle home last night after someone called 911 and reported hearing a man’s screams.

At the scene, officers found a man in his 60s, who had sustained several stab wounds to the chest. The man died at the scene.

Less than 24 hours later, police booked the suspect–who does not appear to have any prior criminal record in Washington–into jail at 2:53pm for investigation of homicide.

A police department spokesman would not comment on the arrest, and said police would provide more infortmation tomorrow morning.

Update: SPD Spokesman Sean Whitcomb confirms the arrest.

Police may also be looking for other people who have details about the incident.